This blog is mostly about various tech projects I’m working on.
From time to time issues relating to cooking, politics and personal
stuff pop up. Across the top you’ll see some icons relating to
each topic. If you’re only interested in those particular topics,
click the icon and the page and the rss feed will be limited to the
one you pick.
As for the author, I’m a middle-aged geek who’s in a state of
semi-retirement. Which generally
means that now I mainly focus on geek projects of my own which I hope
to track here. The software side of those project can likely be found
I’m not actively looking for work, but if my CV is interesting
and you’re a Linux shop and need someone part time in Galway, Mayo
or remotely, drop me a line.
Back in the 90s, home pages were all the rage. I made a stab at a
few, which have increasingly broken links. So one from
2005, one from
just after I’d moved to Ireland
(dated Oct 5 1998) and one from
just before I’d moved
(dated Aug 3 1998).
I used hugo to build this site. The theme is
based off of Vienna with a
number of my own tweaks. Most of the icons come from
fontawesome and the css is mostly
handled by bootstrap.
Currently the webserver is nginx but as this
is a static site I’ve been looking at other options.
Cookies are used on this site by Google Analytics to just track
statistically how the site is being used. If I get more serious
about writing here, I’ll likely add some sort of limited webads.
source for feedback on what interests people.
However privacy is more than just cookies. I’d note that all access
to this site is logged with your IP address, time of access, browser
agent string, etc. Those logs aren’t really looked at all that
often, and my
and logrotate configs
tend to be driven by disk space issues. So my retention policy for
logs is: they’re kept anywhere from not at all to years. The reality
is that unless you use TOR and a
secure os like OpenBSD or
Tails or some other locked down Unix
variant, you’re not really taking privacy seriously.
Ping me if I’m missing any:
Doing OK with the HTML Validator but the
CSS Validator has issues with the
bootstrap generated css file.